Do you recall a time when someone said they were proud of you? How did it make you feel? Did you stand a wee bit taller? I know for myself the memory of my parents stating they were proud of me made me want to do better each day. Have you ever taken it one step further and thought what it means to be a proud American? As American citizens we live in a democracy where we have freedom of speech and religion, the right to our own opinion, freedom to choose where we want to live and work, and the opportunity for an education. These freedoms do not just come along without sacrifice. The United States military continually serves and protects the American citizens from communist and terrorist beliefs allowing us to live the American dream of freedom for all.
We invite you to visit and explore the Guardian Angel Kids www.guardian-angel-kids.com May 2012 issue of "Proud to be American " through rich history poetry, the sacrifices of military families, embracing American freedom, the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Tuskegee Airmen, and activities to get you moving and grooving.
Letter from the EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Donna M. McDine
Featured Book:Ebenezer’s Cousin by Kristen K. Zajac and illustrated by Jennifer Houdeshell
SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION:
Alvin and the Chipmunks sing Proud to be an American
Children’S poetry, ACTIVITIES, SHORT STORIES, and articleS:
“History Class” poetry by Margaret Fieland – the rich history of our nation.
“Activities that Celebrate America in Song,” by Kathy Stemke – the use of songs with accompanying movements helps develop gross motor movements and rhythm in our children.
“A Sergeant for Sophie,” by Catherine May Webb and illustrated by Katherine Bullock – the waves of emotions military deployment brings to young children.
“My Country,” by Sue Bangert-Wood and illustrated by Jack Foster – embracing the freedom of America.
“Proud to Say the Pledge,” by Shari L. Klase – when we say the Pledge, we are making a promise to do something.
“History Can Teach Valuable Lessons for Today: The Tuskegee Airmen Story,” by Kristen Zajac – the first African American pilots during World II and their special place in military and social history.
Visit Guardian Angel Kid today and www.guardian-angel-kids.com and enjoy a child safe and ad free Ezine.
Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you'd like to see in the future. They aim to please.
The Guardian Angel Kids Ezine staff and contributors look forward to your visit.
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist